Azerbaijani Court Illegally Sentences 2 Armenian POWs to 4 years & 12 POWs to 6 months of Imprisonment.

An Azerbaijani court has completed the trial of 14 Armenian prisoners of war on trumped-up charges, reports Armenpress, citing Azerbaijani Media.

During the trial of 14 Armenian prisoners-of-war in the Baku Court on Grave Crimes, the prosecutor demanded that 2 of the POWs should be sentenced to 5 years in prison and the others to 2 years on the charges of “illegally crossing the Azerbaijani border.”

The court took a decision to illegally sentence prisoners-of-war Gegham Serobyan and Hrach Avagyan to four years imprisonment.

The court illegally sentenced the 12 Armenian prisoners-of-war to six months of imprisonment – Armen Baghasyan, Gor Gasparyan, Kamo Sefilyan, Volodya Hakobyan, Gevorg Hasertyan, Sisak Yengoyan, Albert Petrosyan, Romik Sedrakyan, Aram Minosyan, Mkrtich Minosyan, Edgar Matesyan and Yuri Karapetyan.

Initially, they were charged for “terrorism and sabotage,” “carrying arms,” “illegal border crossing” and other crimes.

Azerbaijan continues to ignore the agreements of November 9, 2020 agreement, particularly, the exchange of POWs and other detainees according to ‘’all for all’’ principle. Armenia has returned all Azerbaijani POWs, as well as 2 criminals who had murdered a minor in 2014.  

Acting PM Nikol Pashinyan had said that by June 17 there were a confirmed 60 Armenian POWs in Azerbaijan and an estimated of 110 Armenian POWs.

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